Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sunday Stills: Powerlines and Landscapes

Because I live in an extremely remote place where there are only 4.4 people per square mile there are not a lot of powerlines other than the ones that directly supply us and our handful of neighbors. At first I didn't think I could come up with anything for this challenge. In shooting I realized how much I have blocked them out and subject matter was there after all.

It's been such a strange week, I decided to be experimental with the photography. We've had some rain, so the clouds made it all the more interesting. These were all shot around sunset.

I knew that the lines would not photostitch smoothly, but I kind of liked their angularity and how abstract this pano of them crossing the road turned out. I'm taking an abstract quilting class next spring so some of these could be useful as ideas.

Here, the powerlines and clouds work together drawing the eye into the trees. The next three I ran through multiple filters.




This is the clear cut for the main lines bringing power into the community. I had never noticed it before and I have walked the dogs by it every day for almost a decade. It's amazing how a camera can help you see!

You can visit all the other interpretations of this challenge at Sunday Stills.

16 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Great shots! That last one is my most favorite. Cool nagles and colors.

~Lisa
New Mexico

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

ooops! I meant ANGLES. What the heck are nagles??! lol!

~Lisa

MariesImages said...

Love the different color skies....very cool~

thecrazysheeplady said...

These are really nice. I love the last one! Also, did you notice how blogger cropped your "eyes" post link picture? Pretty neat.

Jen Mo said...

Wow all of those are amazing! But I really really like the last one! Great job!

Quinn said...

I like the last one best as well!

Sherri said...

Way cool. Great shots.

Nivin said...

Nice shots! Last one is my favorite! :D
Nivin
http://wollreflections.wordpress.com/

Dana and Daisy said...

that's an interesting concept for a shooting exercise, because like you I always try to eliminate them.

I'm enjoying your phtography challenges!

Regular Guy said...

I like that last shot. Nice job.

Pete said...

Great creation on the stitching. I too love how it isn't perfect.
The last shot filter really adds a different feel. Very cool.

The Wife said...

Love the last shot. Very dramatic!

Patches said...

Ha! Ditto on The Wife! My thoughts exactly!

Nice shots.

Annette said...

Love the final shot - totally my fav. Almost a sureal look about it.

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent! I love the last photo.

Martha said...

You did a fine job! Love the filter shots with the pink! Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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